Free Public Event Featuring Astronomy of the Maya

(Oct.10, San Rafael, Calif.)

On Saturday, Oct. 10th from 2:30–11:00 pm, the Center for Science Education will help host a public event that features Maya culture and science. Teachers in Professional Development workshops will help staff activity tables with informal physical science and Heliophysics activities. Partners include THEMIS, STEREO, Wind, Sun-Earth Day, Casa de la Cultura Maya, Contemporanea, Cornerstone Evaluation Associates, Exploratorium, Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The event is free and open to the public. Bring the whole family for fun and learning. This event is funded by a NASA grant: ELISA (Engaging Latinos in Space and Atmospheric Sciences,) Integrated Teacher Professional Development and Community Outreach.The event includes Maya astronomy, dance demonstrations, Maya art, talks by experts and solar and nighttime telescopes. For more information, visit: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/cms/Programs/HispanicMayanOutreach/tabid/166/Default.aspx. If you have any questions or have materials you would like to include, contact Laura Peticolas at laura@ssl.berkeley.edu.

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